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Colin Kaepernick files grievance against NFL

Colin Kaepernick files grievance against NFL

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL, alleging the owners colluded to keep him out of the league because of his protests during the playing of the national anthem before games. The grievance alleges the league’s owners “colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy ...

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Time to end the tax breaks for NFL Teams

Time to end the tax breaks for NFL Teams

While we glorify football players for their accomplishments on the field, they are not heroes. I recently visited with a real hero – a young Army sergeant from my congressional district who still gets body tremors when he stands. Bombs bursting in the air exploded over his un it in Afghanistan, leaving shards of metal stuck in his skull. When ...

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Chelsea, midfielder, N’Golo Kanté, seven games

Chelsea face being without midfielder N’Golo Kanté for seven games

Antonio Conte has admitted that he must plan for the next month without N’Golo Kanté after the midfielder sustained a hamstring injury while on international duty with France, meaning Chelsea may have to improvise in a key area during one of the season’s most hectic spells. Chelsea must play seven games between this Saturday, when they face Crystal Palace, and their meeting ...

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Jürgen Klopp, England, playing, Jordan Henderson, Lithuania

Jürgen Klopp criticises England for playing Jordan Henderson in Lithuania

Jürgen Klopp has criticised Gareth Southgate’s use of Jordan Henderson during the international break and claimed it made “no sense” to play the Liverpool captain against Lithuania. Henderson played the entirety of England’s World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania, much to the displeasure of the Liverpool manager, who believes the midfielder’s recent injury problems should have led to him being ...

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Bruce Arena, USA, coach, failure, World Cup

Bruce Arena resigns as USA coach after failure to reach World Cup

Bruce Arena has stepped down as coach of the US men’s national team after they failed to qualify for next summer’s World Cup. An insipid, and sometimes embarrassing, qualification campaign ended in a 2-1 defeat to Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday night. That result meant the US missed out on the World Cup for the first time since 1986, and it was almost ...

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Paul Pogba, Manchester United, absence, ‘long-term’, Mourinho

Paul Pogba’s Manchester United absence declared ‘long-term’ by Mourinho

José Mourinho has confirmed Paul Pogba will be out of action for Manchester United for an extended period of time as he recovers from a “long-term” hamstring injury. The severity of the issue that caused the 24-year-old to limp off early in the club’s Champions League return against Basel has been shrouded in mystery. Mourinho repeatedly claimed not to know how bad Pogba’s injury ...

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Jürgen Klopp, Sky, Liverpool, Christmas Eve

Jürgen Klopp warns Sky over plan to move Liverpool game to Christmas Eve

Jürgen Klopp has called on Sky to seriously consider the implications of scheduling a match on Christmas Eve that he believes supporters have no appetite for. It is understood the broadcaster is considering moving Liverpool’s fixture against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium back a day and has already made both clubs aware it wants them to consider the prospect. Klopp acknowledged that ...

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Antonio Conte, task, exploit, Eden Hazard, ‘God-given talent’

Antonio Conte sees it as his task to exploit Eden Hazard’s ‘God-given talent’

Antonio Conte is intent upon coaxing “decisive moments” from Eden Hazard in every appearance as the Belgium forward seeks to establish himself as one of the best players in the world by excelling in the Champions League as well as the Premier League. Hazard is ready to start his first top-flight game of season, against Manchester City on Saturday, having recovered ...

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Héctor Yuste, 10-man, Apollon Limassol, Everton

Héctor Yuste earns 10-man Apollon Limassol draw with sluggish Everton

Ronald Koeman blamed his team for being afraid, the absence of “seven or eight” players after a summer spend of almost £140m, Ashley Williams for another defensive error and Dominic Calvert-Lewin for not converting a gilt-edged chance at the death. Everyone and everything was culpable for a damaging draw at home to Apollon Limassol, it seemed, except the manager who continues ...

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NFL, owners, players, disgraceful, Trump

NFL owners ‘are afraid of their players, and I think it’s disgraceful’ – Trump

Donald Trump believes NFL owners are “afraid of their players” when it comes to the protest of racial and social injustice that has swept the American sporting landscape. “I have so many friends that are owners, and they’re in a box,” Trump said in a Thursday interview with Fox News. “I mean, I’ve spoken to a couple of them, and they ...

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